The Senate Democrats are Officially, Openly, Evil

What Happened The Democrats now openly act on the logical conclusion of their sadistic view of sex. 44 Democrats voted specifically to deny a bill that would require life-saving care for a living baby, outside the womb, sitting on a table struggling for life, if its mother had tried to kill it moments before. Christians, if you ever cast a vote for any one of these 44 Democrats in the future, YOU KNOWINGLY SUPPORT EVIL. There is no longer any gray area. There are no longer any “pragmatic arguments” about wanting to “decrease the amount of abortions.” This is just … [Read more]

A 13-Year-Old Asked Me A Better Question Than Any 20-Year-Old Has

The Context I was working a youth retreat this weekend and I was one of the leaders for 7th grade men. I say men, and not boys, because these men acted more like men than many Millennial boys I know. I believe in credit where it is due, and these men deserve credit. One in particular asked a question that should be asked by far more Christians. When discussing the gospel, the fact that people are saved from eternal torment in hell by believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, we were making the point of what … [Read more]

Kick Him Out of Church!

Two Introductory Stories My mom and dad fondly tell the story of one of the first times my dad visited my great-grandmother’s old, back-country Oklahoma, Pentecostal church. My mom and dad were dating at the time, and my dad was not familiar with Pentecostal churches at all, so this event really stuck out to him. After the speaking in tongues and whooping had subsided, and the preacher had gotten into his groove, he was passionately talking about “…a man who comes to church on Sundays and greets people at the door and shakes hands, but on Saturday night he was … [Read more]

The Argument of James

This is a paper written for my seminary class BE107 Hebrews-Revelation. The Assignment was to write an introduction and argument to the book of James, addressing things such as date, author, audience, and then walking through the book to see what his argument was.  Introductory Issues Authorship The book of James is self-identified in verse one as being from ᾽Ιακαβος, Jacob, or as it is often translated, James. This prompts the question, “Which James?” as there are four prominent characters in the New Testament who go by the name. There is James the half-brother of Jesus, James the son of … [Read more]

Reformation Musings

500 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses (arguments, or grievances) to the doors of Wittenberg churches. You can find all kinds of information on Luther, so I won’t bore you with history. I don’t so much want to talk about Martin, the brash, charge into battle, say what’s needed to win an argument, lover of men and the Bible, concerned with grace and grace alone as the means of salvation, monk, as I do want to talk about the reformation. What has it brought and where is it now? There were many reformers, such as Jan Hus, … [Read more]